This is a cool sense of hearing activity for kids. A great companion to the picture book Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. Scroll to the end of the post for more great bat-themed learning activities to go along with this book!
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Stellaluna by Janell Cannon is this week’s picture book for the Virtual Book Club for Kids. Bats use echolocation to get around, so I thought this would be a great week to explore sense of hearing with my kids. Bats can seem scary, but – like all things that we fear – they become less frightening and more interesting as we take the time to learn about them.
Sense of Hearing Activity for Kids: What Do you “See” with Your Ears?
I asked the kids to take a moment to close their eyes and listen for what they could tell about their environment using only their ears. I created a simple worksheet for them to record their findings, which you can download by clicking on the image below:
It was fun to see what they came up with. Five-year-old Anna drew me walking down the stairs. I think the scribble was her attempt to draw her sister playing the cello.
Eight-year-old Lily drew a picture of eleven-year-old Emma’s cello. Emma was practicing when I introduced the activity.
Emma chose to write a poem about a memory of listening while hiding out in the closet.
Johnny was out with Mike and didn’t participate in this activity. I’ll update with his answer if he chooses to participate later.
More Bat themed Learning Activities for Kids
Check out these fun bat themed learning activities my Virtual Book Club for Kids co-hosts came up with! They make great companions to Stellaluna, or as part of a bath learning unit or even Halloween activities.
- Easy Paper Plate Bat Craft
- Halloween Bat Shape Craft
- Flapping Bat Wings Craft
- Bat Number Treasure Hunt
- Bat Number Line Games
- Flying Bats STEM Activity for Preschoolers
- Cupcake Liner Bat Craft
I would love to see what your kids come up with if you try this activity! I’d also love to hear if you have any other bat themed learning activities that I should add to this post. You can comment below, or on my Facebook page. You can also tag me on Instagram.
MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
6 thoughts on “Sense of Hearing Activity for Kids: What Do you “See” with Your Ears?”
That’s an impressive drawing of the cello!
I love the book Stellaluna.
I was impressed by that, too!
Your kids come up with the most amazing responses!! Love this exercise! It also works as a mindfulness exercise.
I hadn’t even thought about the mindfulness aspect, but you’re right!
This would be a fantastic activity for my preschoolers to really get them thinking and great writing practice for my older kids. We love the book Stellaluna too.
What a fun way to explore the sense of hearing. I love the pictures that the kids drew!
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